Audio: 100 deadliest days for teen drivers underway in Missouri

(MissouriNet) – Memorial Day unofficially marked what is known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. Sergeant Jason Pace of the Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages parents to educate their teens about being responsible behind the wheel.     Car crashes involving teen drivers climb during the summer months because teenagers drive more during […]

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What’s coming and going on Netflix in June 2018

Netflix watchers can catch blockbuster movies Thor: Ragnarok and Star Wars: The Last Jedi in June, along with new seasons of Grey’s Anatomy, Glow, Luke Cage and Sense8. The streaming site released a list of the movies, TV shows, comedy specials and documentaries coming and going next month.     Here’s the full list of what’s being added to Netflix in June: Date not […]

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Several Missouri tax credits see chopping block, including low income housing

(MissouriNet) – Several Missouri tax credits will not be issued beginning in July, including one to finance low-income housing. The Missouri Housing Development Commission – MHDC – killed off the housing program in the current fiscal year, claiming it has a poor rate of return. Republican House Budget Chair Scott Fitzpatrick said his committee’s decision […]

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Cool-season pastures start regrowth with arrival of warm-weather rains

Cool-season grasses such as fescue that dominate pasture grass in Missouri need warm weather to grow. The coldest April since 1907 set back forage for Missouri’s beef cow herds. Now, warm weather with rain creates forage for grazing and haying, said forage specialist Craig Roberts in a weekly University of Missouri Extension teleconference. New grass […]

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USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states.  Missouri State Director Jeff Case is pleased to announce that over $10 million was invested into rural Missouri communities. “Rural […]

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Missouri Public Service Commission approves merger of utility companies

The Missouri Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the merger of Great Plains Energy Incorporated and Westar Energy Incorporated. The Commission determined the merger will benefit shareholders, ratepayers, and the general public. Great Plains Energy is the holding company for Kansas City Power and Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company stock. KCP&L and […]

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Chillicothe Police Department bust six on drug offenses

The Chillicothe Police Department reports the arrest of six individuals on drug offenses as the result of a search warrant Tuesday night and an investigation Wednesday morning. Chief John Maples reports officers arrested three individuals Tuesday after the police department, Livingston County Sheriff’s Office deputies, and K9 Zaki executed a search warrant on a residence […]